There were over 280 participants at this year’s ASCoN conference in Kathmandu, a number that is increasing year on year. The turnout at the conference not only demonstrates the increase in numbers of SCI professionals across Asia, but it also reveals a keen desire to enhance the level of professionalism in this distinctive area of expertise.
The ASCoN conference promotes co-operation and sharing of skills, knowledge and ideas between ASCoN members. It brings together health care professionals, persons living with spinal injury, policy makers and managers from around the globe. It connects PEOPLE. Here’s how:
- It connects those with many years SCI experience with those who are in the early stages of their career.
- It allows for the development of skills and sharing of knowledge by building the confidence of practitioners through workshops and symposiums.
- It allows those early in their career, the opportunity to present papers to a broad audience who provide constructive feedback on the content.
- It allows for research findings to be presented, discussed and critiqued with global colleagues.
- It elevates the level of professionalism in the growing SCI field across Asia.
I saw it with my own eyes – ASCoN colleagues are eager to share their knowledge and experiences and learn from one another. Those more mature in their careers are eager to bring on the next generation of SCI professionals.
It’s what makes the annual ASCoN conference so special.
The following are photos of many of the conference participants actively part-taking in the various presentations, workshops and symposiums.
Thanks to all who gave so freely of their time, knowledge and expertise at the 14th Annual ASCoN Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal.